Google To Reveal 10-Inch Nexus And 3G-Capable Nexus 7 Tablets At Upcoming Event
According to a report from The Next Web, Google is preparing a number of new devices for announcement at its October 29th event, including new Nexus tablet hardware and Android 4.2 features. Some highlights include improved Nexus tablets (one with 3G capability), a 10-inch Nexus tablet, and a new Nexus reference phone from LG.
The report, which comes from “a source with knowledge of Google’s plans,” includes ample detail, including apparent confirmation that a 32GB version of the Nexus 7 will be unveiled. The report also suggests that we’ll see another version of the 32GB model that includes a 3G, HSPA+ antenna for on-the-go connectivity. Google’s Nexus line has been Wi-Fi only in the past, which is a considerable disadvantage when compared to competing products.
Samsung may also produce a new 10-inch Nexus tablet for Google, running Android 4.2 with a 2560×1600 display and pixel density of around 300ppi, which exceeds that of Apple’s iPad, according to TNW.
Also part of the Nexus line, the LG Nexus smartphone apparently has the specs we anticipated, and will also be powered by Android 4.2.
Android 4.2 brings new features to the table such as a user account control mechanism that allows different profiles to provide access to different apps and services on the same shared device.
Google’s invitation was sent out last week, and adds to a very crowded calender at the end of October with events hosted by Microsoft, Apple, and Samsung.